Remembering Oscar Grimm Co-Founder of Freshtopia

oscar grimm Remembering Oscar Grimm Co Founder of Freshtopia

I just wanted to post this video about Oscar Grimm, who passed away last year. I didn’t know Oscar personally, but I did exchange a few emails with him. He is the Co-Founder of Freshtopia, a fun online show about going green and eating a raw vegan diet. The show started up about the same time we started G Living. We took different approaches but we cared deeply about the same subject. The green movement needed a voice and Oscar and his partner in life Tanja Andrews, knew they had a voice to give. Over the next few years, Tanja and Oscar tirelessly created show after show for their fast growing internet audience. They showed a new generation, going green was not only the right thing to do, it could be life changing. Which you can clearly see, going green changed both of their lives for the better.

I am very sad Oscar is no longer with us. I wish I had taken the time to get to know him beyond the internet. Tanja seems to have stopped producing shows for now. I hope she is okay and finds the strength to go on. The world needs her and Freshtopia.

To see Oscar and Tanja’s work, visit You can watch archived shows and read Oscars final post about his very brave battle with cancer.

A message from Tanja and Freshtopia Shows after the jump

Tanja’s Last Post About Oscar

Brian “Oscar” Grimm passed away on October 1st, ending his long, courageous battle with GBM brain cancer surrounded by his devoted family in their home in Midland, MI. He was my partner in life and work, and it was the special synergy that I was so blessed to be able to experience with him that created Freshtopia. I continue to be amazed by all the lives he touched, and the way his boundless creativity and enthusiasm for life had such far-reaching effects.

Some of the shows created by Oscar and Tanja

Analog NogThe Great Tomato CaperOn the Road Again

  • Heidi

    Oscar and Tanja created something wonderful. Now that vlogs are more popular than ever, it is easy to take for granted the path they paved for us all. Oscar's video talents and Tanja's hosting talents were unique, and their high quality productions still shine today. I know Tanja is still in a place of healing, and we fully support her choices.

    She knows we all want her to come back to the spotlight of the video camera.

    We miss you Oscar. We love you Tanja.

    Everyone – go watch Freshtopia!

    ~ Heidi

  • G Monkie

    Heidi, thank you for catching that type-o….

  • Wendilou

    I LOVE Freshtopia. Their vlogs were a major catalyst in my turn to Living Foods. I really, really miss both Oscar and Tonja, and I hope Tonja returns to the Raw Foods community when she’s ready. She is a lovely woman and very charismatic in front of the camera. My days would be more joyful with her in them again.

  • G Monkie

    I hope she continues too, but beyond the shows and the site, I just hope she is okay.

  • silverfire

    That's so sad! I absolutely love Freshtopia and wondered why there was a sudden stopping of videos. Now I understand, thanks for letting us know. I hope Tanja is coping ok and that she gets back onto making great videos, she has so much wonderful talent and energy.

    I'm mentally sending her some love and support.

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